Comments & ID Thoughts
Large spider on my bike reflector, rode many miles as well as on the bus, would not get off, did not want to be bothered.
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- Submitted: Dec 10, 2018
- Photographed: Nov 16, 2018
- Spider: Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider)
- Location: Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Saltwater ocean, river, lake, stream
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Distinct pattern on back and head, very still except when shooed then it moved very fast, it would not leave the reflector until late at night, please help identify. Maybe it is a Huntsmen?
Yes, it is one of the Huntsman Spiders, also called Giant Crab Spiders, in the family Sparassidae. It is Heteropoda venatoria a widely distributed species in the tropics.